History, Affiliations, and Rankings
In 1927, the University of Bridgeport was founded. The university was founded in 1927 as Connecticut's first junior college. The institution was greatly extended, with dorms and a business school added. The historic P. T. Barnum mansion and contiguous acreage next to Seaside Park were bought by the school, which was renamed the University of Bridgeport in 1947. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges has fully accredited Bridgeport University. The University is also accredited by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education's Board of Governors. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges has also granted university accreditation (NEASC CIHE). The University of Bridgeport is ranked #299- #391 Best Colleges - National Universities in the 2022 edition of U.S. News & World Report.
Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses
This university's 56-acre campus in Bridgeport overlooks a breathtaking length of Long Island Sound, providing the ideal setting for academic endeavors. The main Bridgeport campus provides access to all of the University's academic accomplishments. This covers approximately 125 degree and certificate programs. Psychology, General Studies, Human Services, Health Professions, and Related Clinical Sciences, Dental Hygiene, Biological Sciences, Business/Commerce, Finance, Graphic Design, Criminal Justice, Accounting, Media Studies, Interior Design, and International Relations and Affairs are some of the areas of study at this university. It also provides marketing, music, East Asian studies, English language and literature, mathematics, liberal studies, and management information courses.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Due to its contributions to the Cisco Networking Academy, the University of Bridgeport has been recognized by the Academy Curriculum Excellence in CCNA. The yearly prize is given to one institution in each area that has excelled in teaching the curriculum. Ellen Alemany, CEO, Chairman, and CFO of Citizens Financial Group, Michael J. Jarjura, Mayor of the City of Waterbury, Connecticut, Kenichi Ebina, winner of America's Got Talent (season 8), Fred DeLuca, co-founder of the Subway sandwich restaurant franchise, Julius Boros, former professional golfer, winner of 18 PGA Tour events, and others are among the notable alumni.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The University of Bridgeport is home to a diverse student body hailing from more than 45 states and 80 countries who are united by a common commitment to professional preparedness, exploration, and a supportive, engaging learning environment. UB has almost 1,200 foreign students from over 80 countries, in addition to over 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students, making for a tremendously varied campus. Apple, Bank of America, Adobe, Microsoft, Google, and others are among the top employers.